When you arrive at Shannon, please enter the Women and Children’s main entrance and proceed to the registration desk. An Admissions Representative will assist you to complete any necessary paperwork and will direct you to Labor and Delivery for your care. Once you enter the Labor and Delivery unit, our team will assess your progression in a triage room, and admit you to an LDR suite. Additionally, Cesarean births take place in one of our two Surgical Delivery Suites located on the same floor, adjacent to the labor rooms.
At our beautiful Women and Children’s Hospital, we offer labor, delivery and recovery all in the same birthing suite. The rooms are comfortable and home-like with areas for family members to be with patients during labor and delivery. Every room is private, and mother and baby are cared for together as one. Mother decides how many and which people will be with her during labor. She can even have one person with her in the event of a Cesarean section.
Pregnancy and labor is a beautiful, natural process in which most cases require nothing more than close observation and support. However, should any medical complications arise, all of our obstetricians are board-certified and trained to care for both normal and complicated obstetrical situations.
Our neonatal intensive care unit staff and pediatricians are skilled at caring for even the most complex preterm infants. Plus, our anesthetists provide around-the-clock epidural service to help ensure each patient is as comfortable as possible.
After delivery, mothers are given a spacious, quiet room that can also accommodate one additional person overnight. Baby is primarily cared for in the room with mom. We minimize the time that mother and baby are separated, but we also have a nursery to care for healthy babies when mom needs a rest.
We encourage family and friends, including children, to be present as mom sees fit. Unlike most hospitals, at Shannon the visiting hours are set by mom.
Our way of caring encourages collaborative decision-making with women and their families being active partners during childbearing. We continually evaluate and revise our services to meet each family’s needs and expectations. Why? We want to be there for you during this exciting part your family’s journey.